Friday, April 29, 2011


slight change of plans and two posts in one day (crazy)! i'm going to nashville this weekend. i'm sad i won't be at girl talk tonight, BUT i will just jam on the road and close my eyes and pretend that i am at the concert!
i'm going to nashville to watch my brother run the full marathon and some other friends run the half! crazy...i think it is insane that a human can run 26.2 miles. that is 26.2 miles more than i can i run. kidding but really. he and some friends are running the marathon to support two families in the process of adopting some little haitian kids. their organization is one less. the process has been long, and this is a way to help and support the families. i am so excited for him and the families and what their future looks like. bring those babies home! here is a little article about the whole shin dig. and if anyone reading wants to help in anyway read along and find out how! this weekend will be fun for all! cheers to the runners.
-here are some of the runners from the race in knoxville.

just a little cookout.

last night, we had an end of the year cookout for the last hoorah of hardin valley younglife! it was a beatiful night especially after all the storms this week. it was the perfect night for some hot dogs, chips, and yummy cookies.there were games, laughter, photoshoots, and lots and lots o food! it was a fun night for all!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

i'm so excited.

i'm so excited for the end of year cookout tonight with my high school friends. i'm so excited for girl talk tomorrow. i'm so excited to back my thing up and party like a rockstar at girl talk tomorrow. i'm so excited for one of my best friend's wedding in june. i'm so excited for the beach with my family. i'm so excited to see t-swift in concert with my biffles. i'm so excited for the familiarity that summer brings. i'm so excited to be reunited with high school friends. (got a glimpse this past weekend) i'm so excited to sleep in ALL the time. i'm so excited for lake days. i'm so excited for road trips.
looks like i gots lots to look forward too! i have a feeling this summer will be amazing and much needed. it will be one of my last summers before i am a real girl and out on my own...but let's not get a head of ourselves!

as jessie spano, from saved by the bell, said...."i'm so excited...i'm so excitteeed....i'm so scared." looking forward to what's next!
see how excited...i'm hiding under kitchen islands excited! (delirious photoshoot with the roommates.)

well it's hump day alright.

middle of the week. middle of the last week of class. holler! these past couple of days, instead of studying, have been full of:
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (yes, i googled how to spell it) things...
rockin' jorts.
corn dogs (go ahead and judge me)
dr pepper-of course, it's a necessity.
my favorite website-youtube. found a gem*.
caramel salted brownies.
the head and the heart. new fav.
funny friends that spend the night because their house has no power from the 'naders...what people in the south call tornadoes.
and not so supercalifragilisticexpialidocious things...
lack of sleep.
'naders. i don't like storms therefore i do not like 'naders.
being too poor to buy groceries. oh being a college student.
*i do like this song. katy perry is a pop queen. jayme dee breaks it down acoustic...makes me like it even more. so bob your head and tap your toes. check out her other covers...she is legit!
what a humpin'* week it has been. *don't take this literally.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

(easter) weekend.

this weekend gets an A+, minus the fact the daniel (the prodigal son-that's what my other brother and i like to call him) did not come in town for easter. he was missed. my friends and i celebrated kacey's 21st birthday whoop fun to celebrate with her and friends! my family went to go see the dirty guvs at the bijou-their hometown show. they rocked that place out!! and wayne chism even made an appearance. he loves him some guv'nahs. they know how to put on a show...the lead singer, james, even took a dive into the crowd. i call it that because no one was expecting it, and he ended up on the floor. what i was hoping for a restful easter day was not. i have 2 tests this week and a paper all by wednesday! needless to say i am a little stressed. but only 5 more days of school. cannot wait. but this weekend has made me so excited for summer and a break. thankful for my family and for what easter really is all about, forget the tests and school.
**people always tell me i have bright eyes. see pics 1 & 2.

Friday, April 22, 2011

a 'good friday'.

this really is a 'good friday'. i am thankful for my savior who died for me and rose again-giving me the hope and promise of heaven. i am thankful for my friends who encourage me constantly and who laugh at me and with me. i am thankful for my family who loves me through all my shortcomings and muck. i am thankful for that tree. i am thankful for death. i am thankful for redemption. i am thankful for a love that does not betray...a love that sets me free.

'i see you there hanging on a tree
you bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
now you are sitting on your heavenly throne
soon we will be coming home
you're beautiful, you're beautiful.' -phil wickham

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

runnin' on empty.

i was on my way to class today, and i noticed a truck that looked my brother's was on the side of the road. low and was! it turns out he ran out of gas, so of course, me being the great sister i am, i helped a brother out. :) we went on an adventure to find a gas can and victory!
since i helped him he treated me to lunch at his favorite place-zaxby's. fine cuisine. it was such a little treat to be able to hang out with him for a little while and catch up with each other...he's a pretty busy guy. thankful for my big bro and thankful for a free lunch! holler.

-here we are being bab(i)es. duh.
p.s. we are in our garage on our sea doo. doin' what we do.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

to whom it may concern.

-dear spanish test, i am happy to say i never have to take another one of you ever again. p.s. i kicked your arse!
-dear cherry vanilla sprite, you are helping me get through this day. who knew those two combos would be so tasty!
-dear 7 days of school left, i really hope you go by quickly.
-dear allergies, i can't wait until we part ways...and it is going to be so soon! yay!!
-dear friends, thanks for being you and making me laugh.
-dear megabus, i am craving an adventure with you soon. let's make that happen.

this is a little gem from around this time last year...before i got a black eye from a crowd surfer.

Monday, April 18, 2011

the weekend was full of new.

1. new young life teammates. (whoop whoop... hardin valley got the cream of the crop!)
2. new friend.
3. new shoes.
4. new flowers.
5. new season of friday night lights which means a new crush*.

this weekend was exactly what i needed. fun times with my teammates, babysitting precious babies, and doing absolutely nothing on sunday-well i did watch a bunch of cooking shows! it was glorious.
here is to the last 8 days of school...can i get a hoohah?!

Friday, April 15, 2011

it's friday.

this is one of my favorite songs. it makes me want to go conquer the world. cheesy? yes. but still!
happy friday, and it's the freakin' weekend.
so 'go do' a heck of a lot of fun stuff this weekend!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

the weekend.

this weekend didn't go over exactly how it was planned. I did visit family. it was relaxing. but part of it was scary!when my mom and i were visiting my grandmother, a lot of bad storms started coming through. it turns out we were about a mile from where a 'mini' tornado touched down...SCARY! i am scared of storms, so of course i am scared of tornadoes!! other than the scary weather, our visit was very fun. it was full of eating, family, shopping, catching up, laughing, pretty flowers, and playing with dogs. it was all so fun!
i returned home and immediately wanted to start baking! i guess it is a sunday thing. who knows. but i made cake batter rice krispie treats...YUM
MY! they were so good. all in all it was a very good weekend...even with some scary storms.
leavin' you with a picture of a sweet treat...
p.s. i have 3 more full weeks of school! can.not.wait!
p.p.s. my head is going to explode from allergies. oh and my eyes are blood shot. sweet life.

Friday, April 8, 2011

it's the freakin' weekend.

i cannot tell you how happy i am that it is friday! if i say this week has been crazy that is an understatement. i have been doing school like i have never done before. i have had to do something every night. i am tired. but i am still going! i am excited for tomorrow. i am going on a quick visit to see my family...which is always fun and entertaining. i am ready to eat at my favorite restaurants and not think about anything. tgif!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

spring has sprung...

i am thankful that spring has sprung, but my allergies are not! that is the one thing i hate about the beginning of spring. the sneezing, the coughing, the itchy eyes...but i'm not complaining :). but i do love the colorful flowers everywhere, the sound of lawn mowers, the birds chirping, and the rain. all in all, i am ready for spring and warm weather. so i guess i don't mind all the sneezing and sniffling that i have been doing. here's to spring!

Friday, April 1, 2011

things that make me happy.

1. mexican food. YUM!
2. rewarding myself with a big ol' dr pepper.
3. smiles from strangers.
4. singin at the top of my lungs in my car.
5. cuddlin' with my pups.
6. relief after a stressful week.
7. unexpected visits with friends.
8. new young life teammates.
9. sleep.
10. funny youtube videos.

this used to be my favorite show, 'designing women', and i am on the same page as bernice...sometimes a song just comes to you, and you have to sing! it is a gift. happy weekend!